Kassia St Clair, The Secret Lives of Colour

Freelance writer and Elle Decoration columnist, Kassia St Clair turned her career obsession with colours and where they come from into a unique study of human civilisation. The Secret Lives of Colour tells the fascinating stories of 75 colours, from Van Gogh's 'chrome yellow' sunflowers to punk's 'fluorescent pink', covering everything from history and fashion, to art and politics. With 1-3 pages for each colour, it's the ideal companion for your commute.

£12.99 amazon.co.uk

Words by Imogen Blackwell. The Iris Letter January 2018.